Monthly Archives: December 2012

A Marathon – Not a Sprint

I am now going into my 13th week of therapy, and it has been 4 months since my surgery. Anybody venturing into this surgery needs to understand, up front, that it will be a LONG and tiring event. When I … Continue reading

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3 Stages of the Process

For those of you who are contemplating having rotator cuff surgery, or have had it and are in some stage of recovery, there are three stages of this process that you will have to deal with. I have learned this … Continue reading

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Week 16 progress report

Today I had the longest therapy session so far. It lasted 3.5 hrs! I am definitely progressing, as they add weights to many of my exercises. They are also adding many new exercises. All of this is good news, because … Continue reading

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Week 15 progress report (3.5 months)

This week I had another appointment with my surgeon. At this time, he lowered the potency of my pain medication from Percocet (oxycodone) to Vicadin (hydrocodone). I have already noticed that the new medicine does not work as well. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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“Home Entertainment Center” for Rotator Cuff recovery

Click on pictures to enlarge Here are a few of the pieces of equipment which are used when doing your therapy at the house. Every day that you are not attending your therapy center, you are to do your exercises … Continue reading

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“The Rubber Band Man”

During my therapy session on Friday, Jason was trying to stretch me. He seemed to be getting frustrated with my tendons and sinews. He told me that I was “like a rubber band.” I asked him what he meant by … Continue reading

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